UK financial software house AIT has released the latest version of its .NET-based Portrait customer relationship software package.
Portrait 2.3 utilises the .NET framework and a Web Services and XML-based architecture to support integration with legacy host systems, relational databases, middleware and EAI tools.
AIT and Microsoft customer Nationwide Building Society has used XML Web Services from the outset to enable the integration of Portrait with its existing systems.
Since late 2002, the project has been rolled out to 7000 staff and the UK building society aims to deliver Portrait to the remaining 4000 staff by the end of the year.
Tim Shaw, CTO of AIT, says: "We see our investment in .NET paying handsome dividends."